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Anthon Leads Trio to Earn All-UMAC Honors

last modified 2014-03-04 01:16 PM

ST. PAUL – Junior Alex Anthon was named Second Team All-UMAC, while senior Brittney Gossen and junior Hannah Hackbarth each received honorable mention in the UMAC women’s basketball awards released Tuesday.

Anthon Leads Trio to Earn All-UMAC Honors

Alex Anthon was named Second Team All-UMAC

Anthon started all 26 games for the Knights this season, leading the team in points per game (11.4), assists (70), steals (53) and free throws made (81). Her 53 steals were second-most in the UMAC, while she also ranked in the top five in the conference in free throws made and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5). This season, Anthon moved into third place in career scoring at MLC with 856 points through her first three seasons. She also moved into the top five in program history in career field goals (284), free throws (225) and assists (229).

Anthon was also recognized for her work on defensive end of the court by being named to the All-Defense team.

Hackbarth received honorable mention after averaging 11.0 points per game in 26 games. Playing both as a starter and as an offensive threat off the bench at different times during the season, Hackbarth gave the Knights a consistent threat from the outside as she broke her own MLC single-season record with 61 three-point field goals this season. Hackbarth also broke the career record for three-point field goals this season with 156, and moved into the top five in school history in career points (816) and field goals (285), as well.

Gossen finished her four-year career by playing 24 games (all starts) this season, averaging 8.3 points per game. She also contributed with 55 assists and 29 steals, and provided her trademark strong defense throughout the season. The two-time captain and three-year starter finished her career among the all-time leaders at MLC in career points (813), free throws (221), field goals (279) and assists (212).

Gossen was also named the MLC recipient of the Sportsmanship Award, given to one player on each team who best exemplifies sportsmanship throughout the season.

For the full release with all the award winners, click on the link below.

[UMAC All-Conference Release]

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